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Southside Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #48 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Only few words are needed to say about Southside, warm, friendly and extremely tasteful (I know this is a personal opinion) especially the wee dram before bed and the breakfast. Besides this there are great places nearby to eat out. Well done Franco and Lynne

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Another stay in excellent guesthouse as part of our annual trip to Edinburgh;s fiddle festival held each November. Outstanding breakfasts mean you are likely not to want to eat again during the day. At the top end of guest house prices but worth the extra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have been coming to the Southside for many years now and it never ceases to delight. Impeccable service and a lovely warm atmosphere! I would far rather stay here than in some soulless hotel chain. The breakfast is fantastic! The bar across the road does great food and serves some fine beer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a fantastic stay here while visiting Edinburgh. Our room was so quaint, bed was cozy...and the breakfasts were superb! Located within walking distance to the Royal mile, and you only have to cross the street for a fantastic place for dinner. We loved our stay at Southside!

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lynne and Franco run a fantastic guest house sin Newington close to the University and Commonwealth pool. You are always made to feel welcome. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. Franco supervises an excellent breakfast prepared by Lynne in the background. There is free wifi, buses stop nearby and parking is available. The pair also rent out a... More

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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A last minute booking which worked out very well. Very welcoming and on a cold day, cosy and warm. Although the rooms retain much of their period ‘Edinburgh’ charm they lack nothing in modern facilities. Clean crisp linen and towels, an excellent range of toiletries and all the usual tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits and water. Super breakfast, good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Excellent location, great service and terrific breakfast. Owners pays a lot of attention to making our stay pleasant right down to the paintings and toiletries in the bathroom. Breakfast was freshly cooked with a good spread of cheese and crackers. Location is excellent to access the Royal Mile by bus or walking which took only about 25 mins and also... More

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Tobermory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I arrived out of normal hours, and instructions on how to enter were clear. The room was very clean and comfortable for my two night stay, the location was perfect for me with very easy and quick access into the centre of town. Great service and the breakfast was delicious and very enjoyable, with a great atmosphere to the whole... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were due to arrive after check-in, but had spoken to Franco beforehand and was given clear instructions of what we needed to do. Breakfast was lovely, with a buffet and cooked option with daily specials and bucks fizz for those who wanted it. We walked into the main centre, it took about 30 mins to get to the Royal... More

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had not booked ahead and stumbled on the Southside. Lucky us! Franco and Lynne accommodated our 3 night stay with some room shuffling, making us feel quite welcome. We walked downtown easily, and at the end of the day, enjoyed the quiet sitting area in our room to relax. We had a view of the back garden, first on... More

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Also Known As:
Southside Guest House Hotel Edinburgh
Southside Guest House Hotel
Southside Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southside is a stylish and welcoming Guest House in the heart of the City of Edinburgh close to the Old Town. It provides very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary, smart decor in a period setting. The eight stylish en-suite bedrooms, which include two Four Poster Rooms, have been designed to be as individual as our guests. If you are seeking somewhere unique and memorable for your Edinburgh visit, Southside is an excellent choice. ... more   less 
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